Coping with Cancer

A wide variety of professionals share their knowledge and experience in easy-to-read, relevant articles, and patients, caregivers, and survivors share their strategies for coping with cancer.

 

How to Cope - Survivor

Doing the ‘Write’ Thing

Cancer can seem all-consuming. But your story is far more complex. You’re a unique individual with a wealth of interests and ideas. Other people have...

Survivor Stories

Life Interrupted

Shaun Willson  My wife, Deborah, and I created an extraordinary life. I traded my ambitions for my passions and turned my profession into a mission....

How to Cope - Survivor

Maintaining Your Everyday Well-Being When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer

When you are first diagnosed, it may be hard to imagine living months or years with metastatic disease. Many people find that talking to someone...

Side Effects

Fighting Back against Cancer-Related Fatigue

“I feel so slow; it’s like I can barely put one foot in front of the other … ” Sound familiar? When we talk about the...

How to Cope - Survivor

Healing through Writing

Dr. Diana Raab (Photo by Melissa Musgrave) I began my writing career at age ten, sitting in my walk-in closet scribbling in my journal. My mother...

Healthy Living

Let’s Get Physical

For many people, exercise is an important part of their everyday routine. But for many cancer survivors, exercise and other forms of physical activity are...

Side Effects

Say What?

Some cancers and cancer treatments may cause hearing problems. These problems can include mild to severe hearing loss and tinnitus, a ringing in the ears....

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Caregiver

The Man I Love Has Cancer

Yvonne Watterson with Scott. The man I love has cancer. And, after months of deliberation, of decisions made and decisions overturned, he has begun treatment. Radiation...

Understanding Cancer

Is Breast Cancer in Your Genes?

About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Although, most of the time, the cause...

Understanding Cancer

Diagnosis: Multiple Myeloma

Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which the body makes too many plasma cells. Multiple myeloma is a type of plasma cell neoplasm.  In multiple myeloma,...

How to Cope - Survivor

Getting Your Groove Back

(Photo by digitalskillet/Bigstock.com). As a mental health therapist, I work with people who are trying to rediscover their sexual selves after a cancer diagnosis. Everyone I...

Healthy Living

Should Cancer Survivors Practice Yoga?

Yoga is a mind-body therapy that typically involves three components: physical alignment poses (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayamas), and mindful exercise (called meditation). The...